January 29, 2015

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/14/2013

› Feds to airboat operators: Stay out
Washington is cracking down on Gator Park. The Everglades tourist attraction received a letter Friday from the National Park Service ordering it to cease running airboat tours through the federal park waters just off the operation’s private land.

› Desire for discount can derail home sales
In booming or recovering housing markets, sellers often try to pocket more money by selling the homes themselves or working with brokers who agree to cut the commissions. While reducing the agent's take sounds good to the seller, the strategy can backfire, industry observers say.

› Business ideas brewing at startup weekend
Business Startup Weekend at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition has would be entrepreneurs in teams pitch business ideas to business coaches and mentors. Winning reams receive free office space at the Pensacola Business Incubator.

› Embattled charter chain fights to add schools in Orange County
Under the large apple logo of the Charter Schools USA chain, uniformed children walk single-file down the tidy halls at Renaissance Charter School at Chickasaw Trail. Despite the school's F grade from the state, the K-7 school has a waiting list.

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